Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi stressed on Tuesday the importance to continue boosting relations between Egypt and the United States in various fields to face common challenges. Sisi reaffirmed to Tillerson that Egyptian-US relations are strategic and deeply rooted, Egyptian Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said in a statement. The president expressed Egypt’s keenness to enhance economic cooperation between the two countries, as well as increasing US investments in Egypt. On the Palestinian cause, Sisi stressed Egypt’s stance concerning the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital. Secretary Tillerson on Sunday launched a regional trip to visit Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, and Kuwait.
Source: Libya Today February 13, 2018 12:00 UTC